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University Bows to National Outrage, Won’t Punish Student Who Refused to Stomp Jesus

Dogstar Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:38 AM
What's sad is the lack of others not refusing. Academic freedom does not equal unquestioned control. The real purpose of education is to make people think, chose, and act based upon their own understanding and will. It's sad only one student refused to go against his conscience. Why does it not surprise me the instructor is active in Democratic party leadership?

Florida Atlantic University has issued a formal apology to a student that was facing academic charges after he complained about a professor who ordered the class to write the name “Jesus” and then stomp on the pieces of paper.

Ryan Rotela, a student at FAU, was accused of violating the student code of conduct after he reported his instructor to university administrators. He was removed from the class, ordered not to contact fellow students, and was facing possible suspension or expulsion – pending the outcome of a student hearing.

But after a massive national outcry, the university reversed course Monday afternoon...